BUTUAN CITY – The city government has reported an 133 percent increase in dengue cases from January to July this year compared to the same period in 2021.

In a statement Friday, the Butuan City Information Office (CIO) said at least 194 dengue infections were recorded in the city during the seventh-month period, or an increase of 133.7 percent compared to the 83 cases logged in the same months last year.

Of the 194 cases, 82 were classified with no warning signs, 109 were with a warning, while three were regarded as severe dengue cases,” the statement said.

Most of the dengue cases were recorded in Barangay Holy Redeemer with 14, while 13 cases each were recorded in Barangays Libertad and Villa Kananga, and 10 cases in Ambago.

“Most of the infected residents in the city belonged to the age bracket of one-year-old to 14-years-old,” the CIO said, adding a single fatality  was also recorded during the period.
 
The City Health Office has been calling on residents to clean their surroundings and empty containers and other stagnant waters in canals and drainage where mosquitos lay eggs.

“The city government, under the leadership of Mayor Ronnie Vicente Lagnada, is asking for our cooperation to prevent the further spread and increase of dengue infections,” it said. (PNA)